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Pope Francis said Sunday he was late to his weekly Angelus prayer because he had been stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to be freed by firemen.

Pope: Vatican’s archives will no longer be secret

Pope Francis announced on Monday a change in the name of the Vatican’s famous archives, saying they will no longer be known as “secret.”
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - South America's longest-serving leader was seeking an unprecedented fourth term in Bolivian elections on Sunday, but polls suggested Evo Morales is in the tightest race of his career.

Evo Morales leads in Bolivia vote, but seems headed for runoff

President Evo Morales led in early returns from the first round of Sunday's presidential election, but he appeared to have failed to get enough votes to avoid a runoff in the tightest political race of his life.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Cross River NYSC begs government to renovate orientation camp

The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps in Cross River, Mr. Eddy Megwa, has appealed to the state government to assist the scheme in the renovation of its permanent orientation camp in Obubura.

23 megawatts power plant, dream fulfilled – Cross River governor

Dream of making Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, the first city in the country to enjoy 24-hour uninterrupted power supply edged closer to reality, at the weekend, as the 23 megawatts power plant built by Governor Ben Ayade began to evacuate power to the city.
Benedict Ayade

Governor Ayade declares Tuesday public holiday, tells Cross Riverians what to do

Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, has declared Tuesday, July 30th 2019, as Public Holiday to enable people of Cross River plant one million trees in the State.

NMA: 14 doctors, dependents kidnapped in 4 years in Cross River

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said that eight doctors and six dependents have been kidnapped in Cross River in the last four years.
Residents from the Western Region in Cameroon arrive at the bus terminal in Buea following renewed clashed in the restive anglophone region on July 15, 2018. Twenty civilians, including five students and a teacher, were killed on july 11-12, 2018 by the Cameroonian army in two localities in the Anglophone North-West region, an NGO on July 13, 2018. STRINGER / AFP

Official: Cross River to employ 300 Cameroonian refugees

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says it will create jobs for 300 Cameroonian refugees in Adagom, Ogoja Local Government Area of the state.
Benedict Ayade

Governor Ayade: Why I’ll no longer appoint older people into my cabinet

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has said that he will no longer appoint people older than him into serious positions of responsibility in his government.

Central bank urges anchor borrowers’ beneficiaries in Cross River to pay back

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has called on beneficiaries of anchor borrowers’ programme for rice production in Cross River, to pay back their loans to enable other rice farmers in the state to benefit from the programme.
James Ibor

NGO: Child labour, huge challenge in Cross River

A Cross River-based nongovernmental organisation, Child Protection Network, has said child labour remains a huge challenge in the state.
Kidnap Victim

Kidnapped doctor freed in Cross River

Ogbonna Uchenna-Aju, a medical practitioner who was kidnapped on May 3 in Cross River by unknown gunmen, has regained freedom, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Suspects: HOW we became house-to-house robbers

Following a public outcry to Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police and Commander of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), over the menace of house to house robbery in some parts of Lagos, a special squad led by Southwest Coordinator Philip Riennewa, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), has swooped into action and arrested six suspects.
Fola Ojo

Kidnapping: The thing speaks for itself

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the US President in tough times. The Great Depression and World War II were harrowing events that could have mowed Americans down to the rubble. But, the 32nd President successfully pulled the country to safety and succour. There is none in American history granted more frequent access to sit in the Oval Office as President Roosevelt.

Ramadan: Governor Ayade urges Muslims to pray for peaceful Nigeria

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has enjoined Muslims in the country to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, sacrifice and love for one another as they join their counterparts globally to observe the annual Ramadan fasting.
US forces routinely patrol the Gulf's Strait of Hormuz, a global shipping route, to reassure allies and partners. US NAVY-AFP-File

Iran Guards drone spies on US warships in Gulf

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ drone successfully carried out a surveillance flight over an American aircraft carrier in the Gulf, Tasnim news agency claimed in a Sunday report on its website.
Handout picture taken on January 29, 2019 and released by the Venezuelan Presidency on January 30 shows Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaking at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas. – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said he was prepared to hold negotiations with the US-backed opposition and added he would support early parliamentary elections, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. (Photo by Francisco BATISTA / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO – Venezuelan Presidency / Francisco BATISTA” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Nicolas Maduro: Venezuela’s blackout due to cyber-attack, infiltrators

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro says his country's complete electrical failure has been caused by "an international cyber-attack" but that his administration has "defeated their coup".
Allium Vegetables

Study: Eating allium vegetables lowers risk of colorectal cancer

A recent Chinese study found that eating more allium vegetables may slash the risk of getting colorectal cancer. Allium is the Latin word for garlic.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido to ‘return home soon’, risking arrest

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has said he would return home after a visit to Ecuador and called for new protests next week against President Nicolas Maduro, whose government had banned him from travelling abroad.

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Barcelona failed in their attempt to replace Quique Setien with Arsene Wenger

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UITH resident doctors suspend three days warning strike

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) Chapter, on Wednesday suspended its three days warning strike over assault on its members.
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UEFA approves 210 bottles of water per team, cancels shirt swaps

UEFA has released strict guidelines for the eight clubs kicking off the Champions League knockout stage in Lisbon with the Atalanta, PSG fixture opening the campaign right away.

Nigerian Navy disown ‘fake press release’ inviting candidates for NNBTS Batch 30 training

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has disowned a fake press release inviting candidates of the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS), Batch 30 to commence training at the school in Onne on Aug. 18.

Nigerian government yet to be informed of UNILAG vice-chancellor’s removal – ministry

The Federal Government on Wednesday distanced itself from the purported sacking of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by its Governing Council, saying it has not been briefed.